About the Book
It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets.
Right to the bottom of the shaft.
It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And when Wednesday brings yet another high-rise catastrophe, one of the most vertical cities in the world—and the nation’s capital of media, finance, and entertainment—is plunged into chaos.
Clearly, this is anything but random. This is a cold, calculated bid to terrorize the city. And it’s working. Fearing for their lives, thousands of men in women working in offices across the city refuse leave their homes. Commerce has slowed to a trickle. Emergency calls to the top floors of apartment buildings go unanswered.
Who is behind this? Why are they doing it? What do these deadly acts of sabotage have to do with the fingerless body found on the High Line? Two seasoned New York detectives and a straight-shooting journalist must race against time to find the answers before the city’s newest, and tallest, residential tower has its Friday night ribbon-cutting.
I think I merged the description of this book with another (possibly Escape Room) because this wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Not to say that I didn’t enjoy it.
This book gripped me early on and didn’t let go. The tension starts early in this book and continues until the last page.
Elevator Pitch is a creepy and disturbingly plausible thriller that keeps the reader hooked until the very end. There are several interwoven storylines throughout the book and twists to keep you guessing as you try to figure out what’s really going on.
I’ve read several page turners by Linwood Barclay and this doesn’t disappoint.
Thanks to Netgalley for my copy of this book.